DFSA Participates in Singapore FinTech Festival
The Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA) is participating in the 2019 Singapore FinTech Festival (SFF). Hosted by the Monetary Authority of Singapore and taking place from 11 – 15 November, the SFF is the largest FinTech event in the world. SFF features a FinTech Conference and Exhibition, FinTech Awards, Global FinTech Hackcelerator Demo Day, Global Investor Summit, and Innovation Lab Crawl.
This year’s edition of the SFF is centred on the themes of sustainability, finance and tech, the future of finance, investment and global markets opportunities and exponential technologies. The DFSA’s Chairman, Mr Saeb Eigner, will be providing a developing market and regulatory perspective in a panel discussion titled “Policy Choices for a Digital Economy 2020” and the DFSA will also have an exhibitor presence alongside the Dubai International Financial Centre Authority (DIFCA).
Saeb Eigner, Chairman of the DFSA, said: “We are very pleased to be participating in the Singapore FinTech Festival again this year. SFF brings government organisations, regulatory bodies and the international FinTech community together for engaging discussions and events that will shape the future of the financial industry. The DFSA recognises the important role innovation and technology play in enabling a wide range of financial services products. We are committed to supporting the visionary leadership of Dubai in their efforts to facilitate innovation. We look forward to engaging with our international counterparts at SFF during the week.”
Attending the SFF accords with the DFSA’s innovation strategy, which complements the National Innovation Strategy, as set out by UAE Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, to make the UAE a global hub for innovation.
Dubai Financial Services Authority
The Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA) is the sole independent regulator of all financial and ancillary services conducted through the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), a purpose-built free zone in Dubai.
The DFSA's regulatory mandate covers asset management, banking and credit services, securities, collective investment funds, custody and trust services, commodities futures trading, Islamic finance, insurance, an international equities exchange and an international commodities derivatives exchange.